NORCAT Launches Mine Rescue Simulation Training Tool at 2017 Canadian Mining Games

Hailey Short News

(Toronto, ON) – In collaboration with Ontario Mine Rescue and the Canadian Mining Games, NORCAT is excited to announce the launch of the NORCAT Mine Rescue Simulation training tool at the 2017 Canadian Mining Games held at the University of Toronto. The mine rescue simulation enables safe and effective training for hazardous and dangerous situations using gaming controller technology, replicated …

Game Design Alive and Well in Northern Ontario

Becky Tibble News

Alright, so we’re known for our plethora of mines, cold winters and bumpy roads but there’s a little known community of programmers taking advantage of this uniqueness. The Sudbury Game Design Challenge has done it again. January 2017, 18 teams swarmed the NORCAT Centre in Sudbury, Ontario for a 48-hour game design challenge. Whether you are a programmer, musician, artist, …

Virtual reality a game changer in safety training

Hailey Short News

Once dismissed as a video game novelty, virtual reality (VR) technology is changing how safety training programs are delivered. Some of the breakthrough development is being done in Sudbury, Ont., at the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) where, for the last three years, a team has been creating a VR simulation of a mine with the intent to train …

Geosoft and Minalytix partner to bring MX Deposit to the marketplace

Hailey Short News

Originally published on Geosoft  Geosoft and Minalytix have entered a business partnership to commercially release MX Deposit, a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for drill hole and sample data management. Drilling is one of the most expensive activities conducted by mining and exploration companies, and maximizing the value of the data collected is key to cost-effective exploration and discovery. Cloud-based MX …

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Calling all Entrepreneurs and Innovators! PITCH Returns for Fourth Year

Hailey Short News

  (Sudbury, ON) – The NORCAT Innovation Mill is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs to share their innovative business ideas with a room full of prospective angel investors at our third annual PITCH 2017! On Thursday, April 27th, 2017 early stage entrepreneurial start-ups are invited to pitch their innovative business venture to a room full of prospective …

Jeff Fuller Expands with a Leap

Hailey Short News

NORCAT Mentor Jeff Fuller and team expand with a Leap   Leap Group Inc, Sudbury’s latest upstart technology investment company, is pleased to announce its recent purchase of Metal Networks LLC.   Leap, with headquarters in Sudbury, Ontario and offices in Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas is a cloud based technology company that develops sales and productivity enablement software for …

NORCAT Client StaffStat Wins OLTCA Innovator of the Year Award

Hailey Short News

NORCAT client StaffStat wins OLTCA Innovator of the Year Award! (SUDBURY, ON) –Sudbury-based software company, StaffStat, was presented the “Innovator of the Year Award” at the 2016 This Is Long Term Care conference in Toronto. StaffStat pitched their shift-filling software in the Innovator’s Den, hosted by the Ontario Long Term Care Association on November 25, 2016. The company was one …

Wolves can be the London Knights of Northern Ontario: Zulich

Hailey Short News

Originally published on Sudbury.com by Matt Durnan   Sudbury Wolves boss Dario Zulich spoke to a crowd of roughly 50 people at the NORCAT Centre on Nov. 23. The CEO of TESC Contracting Company Ltd., partner in his family owned business Zulich Enterprises, and owner of the Sudbury Wolves spoke about his journey to where he is and his plans for …

NORCAT & Edgar Burton Food Drive Partner

Hailey Short News

On December 8th & 9th 2016, bring in a non-perishable food item to the NORCAT Centre and receive 50% off all regularly priced training.* All food items collected will go towards the Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive Call 705-521-8324 x. 401 to reserve your space today. *Training must be pre-booked as seating will be limited. Training must be performed at …

Wildeboer Dellelce Announces Partnership with NORCAT

Hailey Short News

Originally posted on baystreet.ca  TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / November 10, 2016 / Wildeboer Dellelce LLP is pleased to announce its new partnership with the NORCAT Innovation Mill. Based in Sudbury, NORCAT is a leading private, non-profit organization that empowers clients, staff, and community partners to drive a culture of productivity, innovation and life-long learning. As part of the Ontario …

Boart Longyear establishes R&D test centre in Sudbury

Hailey Short News

Originally published in Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal – Norm Tollinsky Innovative technologies to be tested at the NORCAT Underground Centre include next generation wireline tooling, smart drill rig technology, XRF technology for examining core samples and high-speed drilling technology. Boart Longyear’s next generation drilling technology will be tested and refined in Northern Ontario for the global market following a decision …

Jannatec Technologies blazes new trails

Hailey Short News

Originally published in Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal – Norm Tollinsky Expanded product line includes proximity detection technology, eHelmets, and hi-tech cooling coveralls for deep mining Jannatec Technologies is racing toward a radical reinvention of the personal protective equipment and communication devices that miners rely on to stay safe. Once known only for its Johnny Light cap lamps and two way …

Despite report, Sudbury vibrant for entrepreneurs, says NORCAT CEO

Hailey Short News, Uncategorized

Originally published on Sudbury.com By Jonathan Migneault When NORCAT CEO Don Duval reads the Canadian Federation of Independent Business placed Sudbury 88th out of 121 communities across Canada, he can’t help but be a little skeptical. From his perspective, Sudbury is holding its own as an entrepreneurial city. “We are the fastest growing innovation centre in the province of Ontario,” Duval …

Wildeboer Dellelce Announces Partnership with NORCAT

Hailey Short News

Wildeboer Dellelce LLP is pleased to announce its new partnership with the NORCAT Innovation Mill. Based in Sudbury, NORCAT is a leading private, non-profit organization that empowers clients, staff, and community partners to drive a culture of productivity, innovation and life-long learning. As part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, NORCAT’s Innovation Mill serves as Sudbury’s Regional Innovation Centre, partnering …